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Life Care of Waynesville helps Avants win against Parkinson’s, strokes

Retired U.S. Army Major James Avants served as a company commander in the Gulf War, but he recently found himself in a battle for his health. 

Avants has Parkinson’s disease, and after he suffered two strokes, he was weak and unable to take care of himself. That’s when he came to Life Care Center of Waynesville, Missouri...

Life Care Center of Waynesville receives Silver National Quality Award

Life Care Center of Waynesville in Waynesville, Missouri, recently received the 2017 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

This facility was one of only 191 organizations nationwide and four in Missouri to receive this level of recognition this year...

 

Life Care Center of Waynesville earns Bronze National Quality Award

Life Care Center of Waynesville, a skilled nursing and rehab facility, recently received the 2016 Bronze National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

The award honors facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities. It is the first of three tiers of recognition (Bronze, Silver and Gold) by AHCA/NCAL and requires a detailed application process submitted to a board of examiners for review.

Life Care Center of Waynesville helps Dunegan recover from heart attack

A heart attack and bypass surgery left Daniel Dunegan feeling weak and in pain.

Dunegan came to Life Care Center of Waynesville, Missouri, on March 13, 2017, for rehabilitation. When he arrived, he needed assistance with walking, transferring from one surface to another and balancing while standing....

Life Care Center of Waynesville gets Odell home after pneumonia

Eula Odell was hospitalized twice for pneumonia and suffered from acute respiratory failure with hypoxia, a lack of oxygen through her body.

When Odell arrived at Life Care Center of Waynesville, Missouri, on March 7, 2017, she was on oxygen and could only walk 20 feet with a front-wheeled walker....

Life Care Center of Waynesville attends 37th annual Public Administrator’s Convention

Missouri Life Care facilities attended the 37th annual Public Administrator’s Convention in Festus, Missouri, April 25_28, 2017. Representing the Missouri facilities were Life Care Center of WaynesvilleNorthwood Hills Care Center, Life Care Center of Brookfield and Life Care Center of Carrollton

The theme of the 2017 conference was Coalition of Caring. There were more than 60 vendors at the event. Life Care’s booth featured a baseball theme depicting coming together as a team.

Life Care of Waynesville associates wear wigs for coworker with cancer

When an associate in the nursing department at Life Care Center of Waynesville, Missouri, was diagnosed with breast cancer, the facility family rallied around in support.

Due to chemotherapy treatments, the associate started losing her hair. On her first day of wearing a wig, many other associates from all different departments wore wigs to work...

Life Care Center of Waynesville residents dye Easter eggs

It’s a craft many of us are familiar with from childhood but one that all ages can enjoy.

Residents on the special care unit at Life Care Center of Waynesville, Missouri, had fun dyeing Easter eggs on April 19 with the help of activities staff. They used food coloring and rice to create a speckled effect on the eggs...

Life Care Center of Waynesville therapists certified in Kinesio Taping

Two therapists at Life Care Center of Waynesville, Missouri, recently earned certification in the Kinesio Taping® method.

Cherry Estilo, physical therapist, and Kayla Weelborg, occupational therapist assistant, passed their Kinesio Taping® certification exams on Jan. 9, 2017. The method uses a special tape placed strategically along the joints and muscles to provide a very slight lift to the skin, which creates better circulation....

Life Care Center of Waynesville helps patient regain independence

In Dec. 2015, Bernadette Borchelt suffered a severe fall, causing a traumatic brain injury and the protrusion of one of her spinal discs, compressing her spinal cord and paralyzing her arms and legs.

By Jan. 2016, Borchelt had arrived at Life Care Center of Waynesville, Missouri. Her first few months at the facility brought many obstacles, including a few rehospitalizations, but Borchelt was determined to push forward with her rehabilitation....